Obama administration
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Barack Obama

For years in office, he was “No-Drama Obama.” That’s changing. We’ll look at the new, more candid, more free-wheeling Obama presidency. Plus, a look at the arrest and death of Sandra Bland.

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Monday, June 29, 2015 | 10:00 AM
People walk on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on Saturday April 26, 2014. Two Supreme Court cases about police searches of cellphones without warrants present vastly different views of the ubiquitous device. Is it a critical tool for a criminal or is it an American’s virtual home? How the justices answer that question could determine the outcome of the cases being argued Tuesday, April 29, 2014. (AP)

Same-sex marriage. Obamacare. Lethal injection. Voting rights. Redistricting. A big look at the Supreme Court term.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010 | 10:00 AM
President Barack Obama at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia, Nov. 10, 2010. (AP)

New York Times columnist Roger Cohen on his call for the President to get bold.

Thursday, September 30, 2010 | 10:00 AM
House GOP leader John Boehner and President Obama (AP)

Politicians say they can cut taxes and cut the deficit. Ronald Reagan’s budget director David Stockman now says that’s a big lie. We hear him out.

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Monday, September 20, 2010 | 10:00 AM
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) in Kenosha, Wis., June 3, 2010. (AP)

Rising hard-right Republican star Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin lays out his big vision for a much more conservative country.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

During her Monday interview, Arianna Huffington gave a tough critique of President Obama for his handling of the economic crisis. Here are some interview excerpts.

Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

The Washington Post reports that Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren — a candidate to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — has suddenly dropped out of her teaching duties this fall, prompting more speculation that she may take a job in the Obama administration.

Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Following Pres. Obama’s Oval Office address last night, Vice President Biden spoke in Iraq today, on the occasion of Iraqi troops taking command. Here’s the text.

Thursday, August 12, 2010 | 10:00 AM

Deflation worries. High unemployment and low consumer confidence. Is the US looking at a Japan-style meltdown?

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 29, 2010. (AP)

Elena Kagan is President Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court. We’re listening in to the confirmation battle.

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Nov 26, 2015
This photo taken July 31, 2012 shows a "tiny" house April Anson built in Portland, Ore. For the past couple of months, 33-year-old Anson and her friends have been planning, measuring, sawing and hammering their way toward completion of what might look like a child’s playhouse. (AP)

Tiny houses, micro-apartments. They’re hot. Americans are downsizing.

Nov 26, 2015
Jewel performs in the On Point Studio on Tuesday, September 22, 2015. (Liz Gillis / WBUR)

Singer-songwriter Jewel asked “who will save your soul”? Now she’s talking about saving her own. We’ll talk to Jewel.

Nov 25, 2015
Three of baker Renee McLeoud's delicious pies, on display in the WBUR studios. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Bring your appetite! We’re gathering around the radio table with three chefs and new Thanksgiving recipes.

Nov 25, 2015
President Barack Obama, accompanied by Pulitzer Prize winning Iowa writer Marilynne Robinson, arrives to the State Library of Iowa in the Ola Babcock Miller Building, Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, in Des Moines. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

On the day before Thanksgiving, we talk with Marilynne Robinson – one of America’s greatest authors, thinkers, moralists — about fear and hope in a hard, frightening time.

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Fresh Ideas For Your Thanksgiving: Recipes
Wednesday, Nov 25, 2015

Did our Thanksgiving 2016 episode make you hungry? Good news — we’ve got recipes right here.

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Karl Rove Still Won’t Get Involved In The 2016 G.O.P. Primary
Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015

Karl Rove may say he’s not endorsing or getting involved in the 2016 G.O.P. presidential primary, but that won’t stop from offering advice on how to beat Republican front runner Donald Trump.

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Roger Cohen And Barry Posen On ISIS
Monday, Nov 23, 2015

A brief, but illustrative exchange between Barry Posen and Roger Cohen during our conversation on ISIS today.

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